Child Care Subsidy Activity Test

What you can include when counting hours of activity per fortnight. For example:

  • paid work includes

    • being self-employed or

    • paid or unpaid leave (including paid or unpaid parental leave)
       

  • participating in an approved course of education or study includes

    • contact hours and self‑directed hours of study and

    • term/semester breaks (once the course begins until the course is completed)
       

  • travel time from the child care service to your place of activity and back to the child care service can be included (but not between home and the child care service).
     

Hours spent engaging in different recognised activities can be combined together to determine their entitlement of subsidised hours.

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